Casa of Lane County wrote -
Join Team CASA for Children of Lane County at the 2016 Eugene Marathon and help raise lots of money for CASA and together we can improve the quality of life for abused and neglected children living in foster care who need a voice. Click the big orange DONATE button or go one step further and click the JOIN THE TEAM button. You'll get your own fundraising page to share with all your amazing friends and family. Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, gives a powerful voice for abused and neglected children. Today, more than 1,200 children live in foster care in Lane County. In an overburdened system, these children risk slipping through the cracks and suffering from further abuse. CASA volunteers have the power to prevent this tragic reality. These dedicated highly-trained community members serve as the fact finders for the judge by researching the background of each assigned case. They speak for the child in the courtroom, representing the child's best interests, and work to move the child as quickly and effectively as possible through the system and into a safe, permanent home. Thank you for your support! Click here to visit the CASA for Children of Lane County Website.